Sunday, January 20, 2008

Österreich Arms

Having had a little look around at my current white coated troops.
Today was gloriusly sunny and the light was hitting the table at just the right angle while I was working with the troops, so a very 'bright' shot was called for.

I find that I have:
Infantry: five (5) formations in tricornes (different 'facing' colours for each) three have 24 figs, 2 have 16; two (2) formations in 'bearskins' of 24 figs each; two (2) formations in 'helmets' one of 16 and one of 24 and a 20 man formation of 'irregulars' in top hats.
Artillery: sadly only one battery is complete, there is a 'howitzer' that I have been using as 'captured' for the French which I can include now with this force. The three current gunners are in tricornes. There are 30 gunners in bicornes that will be taking paint this year.
Cavalry: two (2) formations of 12 each of Kuirassier and Dragoons in tricornes. (the Kuirass have been used as Russians in the past since the uniform is only a bit different)

Command: many have been used as Russians before, but there are a few in Tricornes that are for Österreich use primarily; in total there are three (3) on foot and ten (10) mounted, including a pair of 'messengers' for a Commander in Chief (with two figs on the base).


Fitz-Badger said...

Nice to parade the troops and see them all together, eh? :-)

Bluebear Jeff said...

Sounds impressive for a "secondary" nation (Mieczyslaw being your primary).

Pete came over this afternoon and we got about 3 1/2 hours of painting in.

He got three artillery pieces finished as well as some artillerymen and some horses. He also cleaned the flash from some horses and riders.

I was re-painting some more of my GNW figures. I now have another infantry unit painted (needs to be based yet). I also got a fair amount of work done on two Heavy Horse units.

Pete wants to paint again next Sunday. I was thinking of a game, but painting might be more sensible given my somewhat fickle health right now.

Anyway, the Burtzenians look good . . . Prinz Robert Axe is surely pleased.

-- Jeff

MurdocK said...

yes fitz-badger it is a good thing to do a 'review' of the troops from time to time.

I shall have to do a similar thing with the Napoleonic French I have, since planning for a Vimeiro game is 'in progress'

I shall have to point out this 'force' to Alex...see if he wants to 'get them on the table' some time soon?

Great that you are painting and keeping Pete's hands busy with same.